Category Archive: Surgery

Injured Marine Helped

Here at Georgia Spine and Neurosurgery Center, we have the pleasure of treating patients but also meeting and getting to know the stories of the many different types of people that walk through our doors. One of our patients, Staff Sargent Eric Brand, is an airborne qualified, United States Marine from Florida. He has served […]

2014 Montague Boyd Publishing Award

Dr. Kaveh Khajavi, M.D. was awarded for excellence at the annual Montague Boyd Publishing Awards during the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on Monday, June 9 2014. Dr. Khajavi won Best Original Study for his article entitled, “Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Treated with XLIF.” The study was published in the journal,  SPINE: Volume 38, […]

What is Ulnar Neuropathy?

The elbows and wrists have several nerves that provide sensation to the arm, wrist, elbow and the finger digits on the hands. Ulnar neuropathy references the ulnar nerve, a nerve that helps provide sensation to the elbow, the wrist and fourth and fifth digits (fingers) on the hand respectively. When this nerve becomes entrapped, damaged […]

How to Prepare for Spine Surgery

With an estimated 65 million people suffering from back pain in the U.S., many will ultimately seek relief using spine surgery. A spine surgery is a major surgery that will require some downtime, healing and possible retreatment if the first intervention is unsuccessful. Preparing for it mentally and physically will be important during the recovery […]

What Is Carpal Tunnel Release?

If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, and non-invasive treatments like anti-inflammatory medicines, splints, and occupational therapy aren’t working to relieve the pain, your doctor may recommend a carpal tunnel release procedure. This is an outpatient surgery that releases pressure on the carpal tunnel. The median nerve that goes through your wrist traverses […]